Geeze Louise 6 months and nary a bite.
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Upriver meaning east of WOOLLEY on SR20??
I live near Sedro, Clear Lake, Burlington up that way?? Anyone in my county? I'm just a hick. I ain't apologizing mind you I just prefer to be honest as much as possible. I was raised that way so that's the deal.
Mostly I hang with old codgers from 40-45 and up. I don't much go further than Sedro.
Anyone up this way got good info on 22 ammo without having to sell a kidney for it that would be pretty cool. Gracias Amigo's.
Geeze Louise 6 months and nary a bite.
Add another 6 months and still nada zilch Zippo..
NN, I wish I was up that way even if just for a visit. I would stop in at least for coffee.
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Sometimes I wish I did live in rural areas of WA like you. Here in King County there is no more places you can go plinking. Punching holes in paper at the range can get boring.
Places to plink are vanishing daily here in Snohomish county, as well. One reason around here are all the morons completely trashing the countryside with their targets of choice. Big and bad enough to haul it in and shoot the living daylights out of it, but too wussy to clean up after themselves.
It got to the point where I was spending more time trying to clean up after these azzhats in hopes of keeping the areas open, than I was shooting.
Then add in the population explosion. There are now housing tracts in areas I used to shoot not ten years ago. Hell, as "wild" as Western Washington is, good luck trying to find somewhere that you can be alone and not run into a dozen REI types on a remote trail.
Gotta get myself off this soapbox before I get into trouble with the forum rules.
To get to anything resembling non private land in Skagit or Snohomish counties one has to head as far east as one can including right into/out to east of the down side of the HW20 or HW2 or I 90 passes. That's A LOT OF GAS/FUEL to get there and back again.
The next time I'm feeling wild and carefree I'll blow my funds on $40 of gas and just drive and look for places to shoot that are safe and away from the unicorn and fruitcake set.
Noname, you are seriously from the Valley?! I lived in a cabin on 5 acres up in Concrete off the South Skagit River Hwy and in Concrete proper from 1990-2000. Then moved the family down to Mount Vernon from 2000-2010 when my oldest moved on and my youngest married. Spent a couple of years in Anacortes before I moved down here to Santa Fe, NM! What a small, small world.
Where do you shoot at? There was an old gravel pit off the South Skagit right across from my property back in the 1990's (not sure if it is still used). Is there a range around? I visit my daughter and son-in-law in Bellingham pretty much every year.
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So, um, you and I really do not want to know the story. Lots of AWESOME LEO were involved when I was attacked there ;-) That is like 2001.............
Used to work with the King County SWAT on the back 40 of, then, Fort Lewis.......................................
I like WA State, but too many people from CA have poluted your gene pool!
When I used to live out that way I could just go out to the western foothills of the Cascades to go plinking and to sight in the rifle. Is that no longer allowed? I used to go out east of Carnation, or north of North Bend, and sometimes off highway 18 south of Issaquah on Tiger Mountain. Pretty much any place with an open cut in a hillside or that had an old stump.
Well Treebound you must be about as old as I am somewhere in the ***older than dirt*** neighborhood. I am 63. I have a cousin who with her family live in a nice suburb of Issaquah. I gotta tell ya when I was but a wee Redneck we went camping as a family to campgrounds near Issaquah and Enumscratch <==what the locals call it! (Enumclaw) I went down there to Issaquah 3 or 4 years ago for a annual family shindig and the first time I was there around 20 years prior [b] I could not believe it. To give you some perspective. Though the streets are much wider Issaquah looks like-is busy like LYNNWOOD on old HW99 during rush hour. Humanity jam packed bumper to bumper. I have heard of between 1 and say 3 pay to use ranges in King or Snohomish counties but I've never been to any of them nor do I know precisely their locations. It's too far for me.
North Bend. Was thru there in December of '13 after dark. Just passing thru on our way to WAZZU. Ain't the sleepy little place it was 40 years ago. I wouldn't call it Lynnwood but it is growing.
Al... old Fort Lewis is (on maps) known as joint base Fort Lewis/McChord AFB. IDK and really don't care. In June 2013 on way back home stopped and spent afternoon on a public outdoor range on back side of Fort Lewis. A friend is a member there so I shot free. There were 5 of us. I took a couple of shots with an M1 Garand and M1 Carbine. First time EVER I done that. Then spent afternoon shooting Lee Enfield SMLE rifle what belonged to my pal John. About the smoothest nicest bolt action rifle I ever had in my hands. I wanted to buy it from him until he told me what he MIGHT take for it. It was one of those **if you gotta ask how much it is you CAN'T AFFORD IT rifles.** He'd had it re-bored to a 308. John is one of US, a certifiable gun nut VET, and he and I share much in common.
Sorry I can't be more positive for shooting spots in Skagit county. As Al said Warshington has been flooded by libturds from California and elsewhere. If I don't bug out of this particular thread quick I'm gonna cop an attitude not even vodka can fix.
Time to make tracks.
I'm heading back to Part 7 of Centennial the 1978 made for TV series of life on the American Frontier starting circa 1795 thereabout.
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I used to motorcycle to the Big Lake Cafe with riding buds but since they changed ownership and now open mid-day, I haven't been there in ages. I still two-wheel it to La Conner and to the Conway Pub for eats. I live in King County near Maple Valley.
I'm a member of the Renton Fish and Game Club and shoot weekly there.